Tech Tied for Seventh After Opening Round of Matlock Collegiate Classic
Stinnett shoots 77 to lead the Hokies
March 5, 2001 LAKELAND, Fla. - Virginia Tech shot a 313 to tie Old Dominion for seventh place after the first round of action in the Matlock Collegiate Classic at the Grasslands Golf Club in Lakeland, Fla. on Monday afternoon. The Hokies, ranked 12th nationally, were among several teams able to complete just the first round of play on a cold and blustery day in Central Florida. Temperatures were in the low 40s with wind gusts of more than 40 mph. Tech will tee off at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning to complete the second round before beginning the final round later in the morning. Freshman Ryan Stinnett led the Hokies in the first round, shooting a 77 to tie for 17th place. Johnson Wagner is tied for 25th place with a 78. Brian Krusoe and Chris McKeel are tied in 33rd place; each with a 79 and Brendon de Jonge shot an opening round 81 to tie for 54th place. Stanford leads the 18-team competition with a 298, while host Florida Southern and Alabama are tied for second at 300. Georgia Southern and Ohio State are tied for fourth with 307 and Mississippi is in sixth with 311.
FIRST ROUND TEAM RESULTS 1. Stanford 298 2. Florida Southern 300 Alabama 300 4. Georgia Southern 307 Ohio State 307 6. Mississippi 311 7. VIRGINIA TECH 313 Old Dominion 313 9. Mississippi State 316 10. Richmond 318 11. Valdosta State 319 Memphis 319 13. Wofford 320 14. Furman 321 15. Illinois 324 16. Kentucky 327 17. Middle Tennessee State 334 18. Temple 337